Supercell hailstorm with extreme lightning and giant hailstones
Supercell Hailstorm. On the 3rd December 2016, a major supercell developed under extreme instability in northern NSW. The storm then crossed the border and dumped significant sized hailstones at Rathdowney. During this phase, the storm was extremely lightning active with lightning produced from the anvil as well as near and in the core. Two trees were struck by lightning observed captured on video.
It was a very spectacular supercell storm in its large size and very active lightning observed as well as giant hailstones. The storm was slow moving allowing for the relatively rare opportunity to chase in New South Wales and southern Queensland.